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Convertable for a grand?
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The question was more about the likelihood they will last for a year (and be some fun to drive!)
When you buy a sub £1000 car you have to assume you are substituting monthly payments for monthly maintenance.
Great thing is though is the max you are risking is £1000 but that could then be a few hundred every few months if you are catching up on maintenance such as tyres exhausts etc.
Also to anyone currently enjoying an exec barge with diesel gate tax rates a petrol convertible can come as a bit of a shock with monthly tax rates equivalent to annual tax rates.
If you have a gararge than an aging convertible can also provide a winter hobby. New discs and pads currently being installed on my MK1 MX5 V-Special (£2750).
My sister in law has an elderly MX5 in a similar colour that she adores.
He said to the salesman, “My wife would like to talk to you about the Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
Salesman said, “We haven't got a Volkswagen Golf in the showroom window.”
The man replied, “You have now mate".
Prices have went up significantly in recent years on them, and rot is a major issue on 10+ year old cars.
Still worth seeking out a good one.
As with many cars the cost difference between a good and bad car is rarely what it will cost to get a bad car to a good one !.